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Cooking for non-food people

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Cooking for non-food people

IndyGirl | Jan 3, 2007 05:27 PM

It's just so unfulfilling. I have some friends who don't really appreciate good food or high-quality ingredients. I find that I am loath to entertain them. Is this wrong? I put my heart and soul into my cooking and entertaining and it really makes me feel badly when people don't appreciate it.

One example: I have a friend who considers himself a foodie. His favorite restaurants are--NO KIDDING--Buca di Beppo, and P.F. Chang. He considers the latter especially gourmet. He's also lived in this city for two years and never so much as darkened the door of either of our two Trader Joe's.

I had him and his DW to our house, where I made pesto-crusted salmon (homemade pesto made with my own garden basil), roasted green beans, a large salad and a chocolate torte made with expensive, high-quality chocolate.

He didn't eat. DIDN'T EAT A THING. Was I wrong to be offended? I mean, he considers Buca and PFC's the pinnacle of haute cuisine!

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